I'll have to disagree with LEMMYCAUTION, I found the proceedings fairly even handed. However, this doc was nowhere near as spellbinding as promised. Involving, yes, but I found that it lack any sense of propulsive forward motion. Worth the time, I suppose, but not a must see.
I don't really like this kind of documentary films, they take extracts from "Rosemary's Baby" to illustrate that Polanski could be a pervert and, in fact, they don't explain his personality and even less (if possible) his films : they use his films to still talk about the same old subject. The only positive thing I found in it is that it explains what happened on his trial, but that's all and that's little...
Michelle Wayne, if you saw this film, your attack on the victim and her mother seems really off-base She wasn't a liar. Polanksi admitted to having sex with her. I.m guessing the people with the strongest opinions on this film are those who haven't seen it. Roger Hayn, you also seem to be talking about something other than the film. You should see it and revisit your opinions. US justice served neither party well.
Before you formulate an opinion on the controversy surrounding Roman Polanski, see this movie. It doesn't excuse what he did to Samantha Geimer, in fact it doesn't necessarily comment on it at all. Instead what it does is examine the way Polanski was treated during the trial. If you're a fan of Polanski's films, or if you have an opinion on the controversy, see this.